So I haven't blogged yet about all my thoughts on our fabulous Twilight Movie Premier Event. It was so much fun! We've been planning this thing for months and to have it work was amazing! The fun started for me when I was able to go to the midnight showing of the movie on Thursday. I went with a bunch of ladies from Team Alice, which is what our planning committee called ourselves. My SIL Nicole came too. We went to Red Robin before and I don't know if I saw any men there eating! It was hilarious! Then the movie started and I was entranced! I got home at around 3 and was back up at 6:30 to get the kids to school and run all the errands I needed to before heading to the District. I roped Tracy into helping move all the goodie bags from Heidi's house to the theater. I think he was kind of amazed, or flabbergasted. 1000 goodie bags take up a lot of room! I was assigned to help at the check in table. We had will call from 1-3 and the event started at 4. It was so much fun to see all those people come just for Twilight! Everyone was so excited and all I heard was positive things about what we did. We had the upstairs full of vendors and booths for people to visit and look at. There was a picture booth where you got to have your picture taken with some life-size cutouts from the movie. I think it was Edward, Bella, James and Victoria, but I don't remember. I never got my picture taken with them. It was crazy busy! The public was welcome to go take a look too, and I think a lot of them did. We had two showings that night and they were both sold out! I still look back on it and can't believe what a huge thing we put on. It was so much fun and the ladies I met and made friends with on Team Alice are so awesome! They will be friends for life! Here are a link to some of the pictures people took: http://twilightmomsforums.freeforums.org/twilight-premiere-party-at-the-district-in-utah-t18159.html I was too busy to get any pictures, so hopefully you can see these!
Now on to the movie! They did a pretty good job on it. I like Robert Pattinson as Edward. I think he did a great job. I was doubtful at first but by the end of the movie...he WAS Edward. He caught the tortured Edward from the books! Kristen Stewart did a great job as Bella too. I wish they would have done a little more with the clumsiness that she is supposed to have, but it worked. I LOVED Billy Burke as Charlie! He was great, he had that awkward father thing down so well! And the rest of the Cullens, they were great! I adore Kellan Lutz as Emmett. He is such a cutie! And Jackson Rathbone did a great job as Jasper, I loved how he portrayed the struggle Jasper has being around humans. Ashley Greene was so cute as Alice! Nikki Reed was great as Rosalie. Some people say she wasn't beautiful enough, but I think she was fine. She is beautiful and who on earth could really portray how amazingly gorgeous Rosalie is supposed to be. Besides, she had the character down perfect! Peter Facinelli did great as Carlisle. He IS Carlisle! My only issue was his hair! It didn't move! I think it needed to be a little less stiff, but other than that he looked great! Elizabeth Reaser was wonderful as Esme! The nomads, James, Victoria and Laurant were awesome! The actors who played them (Cam Gigadnet, Rachelle Lafevre, and Edi Gathegi) must have had so much fun! Taylor Lautner was awesome as Jacob. He will be great in New Moon if he can bulk up a bit!
My favorite parts...well....there are quite a few. The baseball scene!! That was awesome! The music by Muse just set the scene, that song is my favorite from the soundtrack. I loved the scenes with Charlie, he was great! The ballet studio scene was good, I think they did that one well. I thought the CGI stuff was good too. I was a little nervous about how they'd "sparkle" Edward but it worked. The scenes they added were good too, they were a good way to move the story along without making the movie 5 hours long and following the book exactly. The chemistry between Bella and Edward was great too. The kiss... wow! I just really enjoyed the movie! I've seen it three times now and I'm looking forward to seeing it more, and then of course buying it! :) Are there things I missed, yes. Are there things I wish they'd have done differently, yes. But overall is the movie good, YES!! And the fun 2 days spent with TM's was so great too!